1. Barr Challenged SDNY’s Decision To Prosecute Michael Cohen

    Barr Challenged SDNY’s Decision To Prosecute Michael Cohen

    Attorney General Bill Barr reportedly made efforts to dispute the Southern District of New York’s (SDNY) criminal case of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer who was convicted for violating campaign finance laws.

    The New York Times reported on Thursday that after Barr joined the Trump administration in February last year, the attorney general grilled officials in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) over their prosecution of Cohen for weeks that spring.

    Barr reportedly went as far as ordering his Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel ...

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